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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
to you empty spaces but beware. that technology isn't perfect. cornell is live in san francisco. >> there are 29,000 parking spaces in san francisco. 7000 of them are smart like these equipment technology to help smart phone app signal where empty parking spaces are but doesn't always work finding parking in san francisco. can be a mission impossible. >> drive around for like half hour sometimes. easily. >>reporter: san francisco is one city in the bay area using smart parking technology which adiscuss praises and meters and senses determine if a space is vacant. parking app use the information to help you find the nearest space. officials admit only 90 percent accurate. >> anything as far as using new technology can't be absolutely perfect but what we have done is to look at this ongoing basis and make tweak when we can. >>reporter: we down loaded the free park app including empty spaces on haight street near franklin. 6 minutes later we were there but only found a very crowded street. this time it appears the app let us down. not a single space here on haight street a
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 1:05am PST
and there are parking app that can guide to you empty spaces but beware. that technology isn't perfect. cornell is live in san francisco. >> there are 29,000 parking spaces in san francisco. 7000 of them are smart like these equipment technology to help smart phone app signal where empty parking spaces are but doesn't always work finding parking in san francisco. can be a mission impossible. >> drive around for like half hour sometimes. easily. >>reporter: san francisco is one city in the bay area using smart parking technology which adiscuss praises and meters and senses determine if a space is vacant. parking app use the information to help you find the nearest space. officials admit only 90 percent accurate. >> anything as far as using new technology can't be absolutely perfect but what we have done is to look at this ongoing basis and make tweak when we can. >>reporter: we down loaded the free park app including empty spaces on haight street near franklin. 6 minutes later we were there but only found a very crowded street. this time it appears the app let us down. not a single spac
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 2:40am PST
with the brand new electronics you just unwrapped. our technology editor is here with how to get the best use out of all that gear. >> knowing me, when i open one of those, i'm the first to scratch it, drop it, break it. >>> first, we want to get to some of this news. major damage after strong storms swept through the gulf states. at least three people have died, dozens more are injured from texas to georgia. >> and the news could be getting worse. that storm is moving east with strong winds and snow. winter watches and warnings are posted in 21 states, from texas all the way to maine, including blizzard warnings in seven of those states. our coverage begins with abc's brad wheelis. >> oh, my god, look, that's a tornado. >> reporter: this twister slammed into downtown mobile, alabama, injuring several people. vast swaths of this city were suddenly dark, leaving 17,000 homes and businesses without power. emergency crews blocked roads to better assess the damage, while the rain continued to pour on the city. >> oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> reporter: another of the more than a dozen tornadoes
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
in the bay area using smart parking technology which adjust prices at meters and sensors determine if a space is vacant many parking apps use the information to help you. officials admit it is only 90% accurate. >> anything as far as using new technology can't be absolutely perfect. what we've done is look at this on an ongoing basis. >> reporter: we downloaded the free sf park app, blue line indicated lots of empty spaces on hayes street near franklin we only found a crowded street. this time it appears the app let us down unless i'm missing one there is not a single space here. we are going to move on to another neighborhood. unscientific test took us to laguna street where the app showed there was parking, none here either, minutes later, success the app decked us to grove street and lots of spaces. -- have you used the app yourself? >> yes. it works well. >> reporter: others prefer old school, search and circle. transportation authority officials say they've updated their technology to allow things like the app to work a little better. if you you are using a parking app, make sure you do
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
on the christmas list. technology can come to the rescue. jonathan bloom has a couple of ways you can instantly give gifts wout just a click of the mouse. sometimes you don't even have to pay for them. >> a flurry of shopping bags flood san francisco streets as the christmas clock ticks down. last minute shopping is not for the faint of heart. if you are a procrastinator that happens to be lazy and cheap you may fall in love with an app. >> free as you don't have to pay for them. these are basically coupons that you can wrap up and send as a gift. >> it does make it easy to give gifts at the last minute. >> you can go with the free gift or add to it using a credit card and send it to any of your facebook friends. >> i have many holiday gifts, three today. >> you are a bit of a procrastinator? >> normally i'm not but it's been very busy. >> now another company wants a piece of the action and they have been feeling attention lately. >> the company is facebook, a few weeks ago they went live with facebook gifts and covered their own site with ads for it. it's getting good reviews. >> other items t
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
boulevard at 7:00 tonight but state senator along with a chp believed technology also could be a major deterrent. the thinking hind proposed crack down is to address what jerry hill says is a high rate of drunk driver who's don't  b. >> there are 161,000 dui arrests and convictions in california. in 27% were repeat offender autos a second conviction would require a driver to buy and install an ignition intercept device this, is video post bid several manufacturers showing how devices work. a breath sample is taken and the car starts only if a driver passes a test. law enforcement says check points helped to intercept drunk driver asks take them off the streets. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicles so far this holiday period. and played 18 arrests, they support the bill as a deterrent. >> this legislation being propose today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal that we have in detering people that may not just have the will, dedication or moral fortitude to not drive drunk. >> it costs about $100 but requires ongoing cal braigs. that can run $50 to
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 11:00am PST
the technology we have. >> what did we do before that? >>> from all of us here on abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> who wants to be a >> who wants to be a millionaire is next. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. [cheers and applause] >> hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. take a look at this audience. everyone is wearing purple to support the alzheimer's association. [cheers and applause] you look great.is world alzheims month, and we are raising moneys terrible disease. this is our third year doing this, and if you remember last year, we raised a ton of money, beginning with fashion guru carson kressley, who kicked things off by winning $25,000, susie essman from curb your enthusiasm added some serious cash to the cause when she won $100,000,
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 11:35pm PST
mileage. hurry in the latest technology. the clock is ticking. so hurry to the final 100 hours of ford's year end celebration. before everything's gone. and one more thing...hurry. get a focus with 2000 cash plus 500 year end bonus cash with no charge sync and sound during the final hundred hours of the ford year end celebration. only at your local ford dealer. >>> as far as christmas trees go, it's pretty hard to beat the 19-footer that took front and center at the white house this year, and a group of first graders with a special connection to that tree got an inside scoop on the first family's christmas. once again, here's abc's barbara walters. >> when first lady michelle obama, her daughters, and bo welcomed the official white house christmas tree, they didn't notice tag that said blue ridge elementary school, but we did. and as a dozen parks department workers wrestled the 19-foot frazier fir into the white house, raising its to its place of honor in the blue room, we tracked it to its roots at this tree farm in jefferson, north carolina. >> it's bunches and bunches and bunches o
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 11:35pm PST
absolutely everything without the help of technology at all. we met up with the defending national memory champ to learn a few things about what he can do and how it can help the rest of us. once again, my co-anchor bill weir. >> reporter: they say dogs have a short-term memory of about 20 seconds. honestly, mine's worse. >> jack of spades. jack of clubs? >> nope. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and i'm done at two. it is all the more humiliating because the guy sitting next to me can memorize the order of an entire deck of cards in 63 seconds. just one of the skills that makes nelson the reigning national memory champion. and here's the most amazing part. there is nothing extraordinary about his brain. >> ten of clubs. ace of spades. six of diamonds. >> reporter: do you have a photographic memory naturally? >> no. my memory is just average. >> reporter: it all began when his grandmother got alzheimer's and then he got scared. >> i was really kind of concerned for myself and what that might mean for me in the future. >> reporter: so in searching for mental drills on the internet, he stumbled in
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
reports that apple is building a device using a chip some blew tooth technology. it's claimed the watch would feature a 1.5-inch touch screen and include siri. the device could launch within the next six months. >> if you happen to receive a new tab lt. computer or smartphone this holiday season you can be connected to 'abc-7 news all the time. you can downtown load our alarm app to all your phones and our abc-7 news app is also available. >> ten office thousands on the streets of pasadena and millions more around the country will ring in the new year with the 124th null tournament of roses parade. for the first time ever a couple will be married while riding in the parade. the man and woman from virginia, won a national contest to be the lucky couple on the love float, and for the first time in six years, disney has a float entered in the parade. the 125-foot long float has 45 moving parts. >>> you can watch the tournament of roses parade new year's morning at 8:00 a.m. right here on abc-7 and abc-7 news sports anchor mike shumann is heading to pasadena to cover the rose bowl. his repo
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
being set up to crack down on drunk drivers. however, a silicon valley lawmaker thinks technology would be a good deterrenta too. we'll have a live report still to come. >> and on the last weekend of 2012 we thought it would be friday light traffic. right? not a chance. look at that. didn't they do shopping already? these are still return autos exactly. weather that did not fit. >>> in san francisco, people being treated to a ride on muni for free to celebrate the 100th birthday. many wishes were to do a better job. and muni hopes to do just that. >> hop on a muni train today or a bus. and it won't cost you anything. >> happeny birthday from muni. a system some love. >> i think mun gee one of the greatest transportation lines. >> there is some don't love. >> time to get serious about getting places on time. >> this is not mature enough at 100? >>÷ it was, i'd be on time to work every day. >> in the g it's unreliable. i think my opinion, you know... it's -- you know rare it's on time. >> a agree. >> that comes from muni director of transportation. sometimes frustrated muni rider himself
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 4:00am PST
, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. and regulations. >>> you're looking at rescue crews who had to use a chopper to find a couple of kids lost in an icy cold muddy swamp in the woods. even worse, they actually ended up barefoot freezing and scared. we'll hear from them about their frightening ordeal in just a moment. good morning, america, i'm g bianna. >> i'm dan harris. one mother's creative approach to a dilemma. 18-point contract for her son. why her rules which are extremely creative are going viral this morning. >> i like this idea she has. >>> also, your choice for the top "fixation" of the year, we showed you the nominees last week and you've been stwroeting for your favorites on twitter. which viral video sensation will it be? b.a.s.e. jumper. dancing dragon baby. results are under lock and key. there you see our stage and manager, the entrusted stage manager fonzie with the winner in the suitcase. >> we couldn't afford price waterhouse coopers so we have fonzie the
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. and regulations. >>> and you're looking at rescue crews who had to use a chopper to find a couple of kids lost in an icy cold muddy swamp in the woods. even worse, they actually ended up barefoot, freezing and scared. we'll hear from them about their frightening ordeal in just a moment. good morning, america, i'm bianna golodryga. >> hey, everybody. i'm dan harris. it is sunday, december 30th. >>> also coming up, one mother's creative approach to a dilemma. how do you handle giving your kid a cell phone? this mom drew up an 18-point contract for her son. why her rules, which are extremely creative, are going viral this morning. >> i like this idea she has. >>> and also, your choice for the top "fixation" of the year, we showed you the nominees last week, and you've been voting for your favorites on twitter. so which viral video sensation will it be? epic b.a.s.e. jump fail, car taking a drive through the store, dancing cockatoo, dragon baby? well, w
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
, as will an app on the android devices. no word on which technology santa himself will be using. >>> now to our video and we picked this one solely because it's certainly cute. this is a baby panda getting a check-up at the san diego zoo. i could watch this for hours, but we only have a few seconds. enjoy it while it lasts. the panda's name, xiao liwu, means "little gift" in mandarin. that green ball right there is his favorite toy. his handlers use it to test the animal's coordination. we want to hear from you. if something catches your eye, hit me on twitter at danbharris. >>> coming up, what to buy for the person who has everything. how about this? a jet pack, $100,000. can restore testosterone levels back to normal in mo axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your d
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. ♪ >>> cocoa beach, florida, today. 150 surfing santas, snowmen and elves raising money for cancer patients. that looks significantly less stressful than what an estimated 17 million procrastinators did today. navigating the lines at the mall. tonight, retailers are going all out. they are staying open late, slashing prices. however, if you really want a deal, check out what's coming on the day after christmas. here's abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: with just hours before santa comes down the chimney, shoppers spent the day in a mad dash to pick up those last few items on their list. >> still shopping. >> reporter: what do you want for christmas? >> a lot of things. >> reporter: a lot? you hear that? we spent the day with some of those 17 million americans who consumer reports
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
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ABC
Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
. the pontiff noted with the time-saving technology, that people have less time for what matters in life. >>> in west new york, a community is mourning two firefighters that were shot to death as they responded to a call. the shooter, 62-year-old ex-con, killed himself. several homes burned down. and the gunman's sister who lived with him, is among those still unaccounted for. >>> the entertainment world is mourning actor jack klugman. best moknown for playing oscar madison in "the odd couple." klugman had dozens of other credits in films and television. including an emmy for a dramatic role. jack klugman was 90 years old. >>> and a denver man is hoping for more than most this christmas. he's hoping for a new life, courtesy of the white house. eight years ago, a brutal beating left benjamin kyle with no memory of who he is. and as a result, he has no identification. he is hoping a petition to the white house will help him get a new social security number, as well as a new life. >>> here's a look at your christmas day forecast. there could be severe storms, tornadoes in alabama, mississip
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
't you know it many of the shoppers are men. business and technology reporter david louie is tracking their moves for us. >> reporter: and i would be smug and say i got all my shopping done but they need to get the presents under tree. some of the major malls are closing at 6:00. we've already seen some stores already closed. >> you can tell from the long lines at the checkout stands and from the volume of cars pulling into the mall there is a lot of last minute shopping under way. >> i found out there is christmas tomorrow. i have a little shopping. >> but the shoppers are mostly men on christmas eve. >> are you giving me a hard time waiting for the last minute. >> reporter: why did you wait so long? >> i got most of it done. >> reporter: these are the frosting on the cake for retailers. they are projecting holiday sales will be 2-3% above last year. not bad considering the recession isn't over. busiest uncertainty is what to buy. this shopper had two sesame street elmos. >> i'm trying to figure out what to get that. assault hardest thing. you can't buy things too intricate. >> maybe
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. ♪ get to sears,after christmas mattress spectacular get 36 month special financing. and save up to 60%, plus get an extra 10% off. and free delivery. this is eye opening. this is sears >>> give me the rope from under the seat. >> take a look at this dramatic chain reaction, ice rescue in the mountains of california. one by one, he's sledders plunging into the icy waters. and the whole thing was caught on tape. coming up, how all these people were saved in a matter of moments. 12 people falling into the ice. horrifying video. >> incredible video. we'll show you the rescue in a few minutes. good morning, america. i'm dan harris, alongside bianna golodryga on this saturday, december 29th. >>> rarely has britney spears, she of the shaved head, and trips to rehab, rarely has she been accused of being boring. but that's reportedly what simon cowell is saying as a judge on his show. is she about to get the ax? >> t
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 4:00pm PST
a million dollars to light up city skyscrapers. samsung from south korea that. is taiwan technology rival. taiwan tourism officials block that had deal. >> look at that light display. p that works enough, the nation is also fired the prague fill harmonic-to-during celebrations. getting a bird's eye view of the show, $4300 a person. >> just moments ago, london welcomed the new year over the river thames. bells from big ben rang loudly. it caps a big dear for london. >> they're not going to have as much fun as we are with fire works on the embark dareo coming up, new apps helping smart phone users stick to their new year's resolution autos an animal fight caught on camera. what experts say was behind this battle. >> as mount tam camera. clouds in the sky. they should not interfere with our viewing. i'm spencer christian n midnight forecast coming up. >> want to check the traffic this, is a live view of the golden gate bridge. everybody heading into san francisco is running into traffic. it's incoming traffic to the city. if you're headed into san francisco just expect it's going to be slow
ABC
Dec 25, 2012 2:05am PST
. he's worried that people are not making enough time for god in their technology driven lives. the pope opened that service with a traditional latin wish for peace and blessed thousands of worships during midnight mass at st. peters basilica. >> and with that, here's a look now at your christmas day weather. there's the threat of tornadoes unfortunately on this holiday in louisiana, alabama, mississippi. they could have a rough few hours ahead. heavy snow in oklahoma and some morning fog in atlanta and tallahassee. >> and bundle up in the upper midwest, with the windchill. fargo will be like 35 below. yeah. maybe put on an extra christmas log there. omaha in the mid teens and mid 40s in baltimore and new york. a pleasant 80 and flip-flops in miami. >> i'm always jealous of miami this time of the year. have fun at the beach, guys. >> in your bikini. >> and if you can't believe this, there really is actually a santa claus. he looks the part, he acts the part and now living the part year round. the former great paskuzi on new york's long island. he's changed his name to santa cla
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> reporter: in the end, the combination of mom's motivation to find deals and the kids' savvy with technology may be the best combination finding sales. in the end, mom, martha, crushed the teens. she got hundreds off, where they got small dollars off. but i think this just comes down to a motivation issue. they got distracted. they were using their phones to facebook what they bought. yeah. mom, she wanted that deal and she found it. >> she got it. i love this. i didn't know much about this at all. now, i learned a lot, becky. i really did. >> a lot of takeaway. >> a lot of takeaway from that. >> thank you, becky. >> pleasure. >> all right. amy? >>> speaking of deals, 2013 is almost here. we have four perfect looks to ring in the new year in style. "lucky" magazine's lori bergamotto is here. $100 or less. >> there's still bargains to be had, amy. >> we begin with mary. mary's going to come on out. >> this dress is more of a vintage look. you see the tea length. very trendy for right now. we gave her a little thrift store clutch for $5. >> $5? >> go to thrift stores. and shoes from forever 21
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
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